When the Marquess Returns by @alannalucas27 is a Stunning Romance Seeped in Mystery and Treachery! #
Title: When the Marquess Returns (A Legend to Love)
Author: Alanna Lucas
Genre: Historical Romance
A Marquess in Waiting and the Cursed Heiress…
The ton is abuzz and mamas are lining up their daughters; identical twins Maximus and Lucius St. Albans are making their entry into society. But they’re not just eligible―they’re the missing grandsons of the Duke of Warrington, stolen as infants.
However, Maximus doesn’t relish the battle with his cocky, reprobate brother to be the next Marquess. And he has no time for the simpering misses now vying for his attention. Only Miss Sabina Teverton has his interest.
She was resigned to life as a spinster but from the moment Sabina meets Lord Maximus, her heart is torn. She dreams of a match with him―but how can that be when she’s been branded as cursed…and she knows secrets of that night long ago when Maximus and his twin were snatched from their cradles?
Maximus and his twin brother, Lucius, are the long-lost grandsons of the Duke of Warrington. After a tearful family reunion, Maximus is at a loss what to do. The mother who raised him is now pushed to the background and his real mother is a stranger to him. He’s at odds with this twin brother and they almost come to blows, something that has never happened before. But all that pales in comparison to his attraction to Miss Sabina Teverton, a beautiful woman the ton calls the Cursed Heiress.
Sabina is content to be a spinster and live with her dear friend but when the twins return, she tries to do the right thing and leave. But she needs Sabina now more than ever. If Sabina was honest, she yearns to be Maximus’ wife but it’s just a fanciful dream. He can’t afford the scandal of being attached to the Cursed Heiress, can he? When a terrible accident takes place, Sabina must decide between her head and her heart.
When the Marquess Returns is a stunning historical romance based on the roman legend of Romulus and Remus set in Regency England. Alanna Lucas has another gem on her hands. With a plot seeped in mystery, treachery, conniving relatives and a sweeping romance, I couldn’t stop reading. Intricate details from the time period from the clothes to the food added authenticity to the story. The characters, though, are what made this one of my favorite books of 2018. So well-drawn, I was sad when the story ended. I wanted more! Highly recommend, especially if you’re a historical romance fan.
My Rating: 5 stars
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Multi-published historical romance author Alanna Lucas grew up in Southern California, but always dreamed of distant lands and bygone eras. From an early age, she took an interest in history and travel, and is thrilled to incorporate those diversions into her writing. Alanna writes Regency-set historical romance. When she is not daydreaming of her next travel destination Alanna can be found researching, spending time with family, or going for long walks. She makes her home in California with her husband, children, one sweet dog, and hundreds of books. Just for the record, you can never have too many shoes, handbags, or books. And travel is a must. Find Alanna online at www.alannalucas.com Connect with Alanna Facebook/Twitter @alannalucas27
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N